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TextWriterTraceListener Constructor (Stream, String)

Initializes a new instance of the TextWriterTraceListener class with the specified name, using the stream as the recipient of the debugging and tracing output.

Namespace:  System.Diagnostics
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)

Public Sub New ( _
	stream As Stream, _
	name As String _
Dim stream As Stream 
Dim name As String 

Dim instance As New TextWriterTraceListener(stream, _


Type: System.IO.Stream

A Stream that represents the stream the TextWriterTraceListener writes to.

Type: System.String

The name of the new instance.


The stream is Nothing.

This constructor initializes the Name property to the name parameter or to an empty string (""), if the name parameter is Nothing.

The following code example creates a TextWriterTraceListener using the TextWriterTraceListener(Stream, String) constructor and adds it to the TraceListenerCollection. The example then writes two messages to this TextWriterTraceListener and writes a message to all TraceListener objects in the TraceListenerCollection. Finally, it flushes and closes the TextWriterTraceListener.

Imports System
Imports System.Diagnostics
Imports System.IO
Imports Microsoft.VisualBasic

Module TWTLConStreamNameMod

    Const LISTENER_NAME As String = "myStreamListener" 

    ' args(0) is the specification of the trace log file. 
    Sub Main(ByVal args() As String)

        ' Verify that a parameter was entered. 
        If args.Length = 0 Then
            Console.WriteLine("Enter a trace file specification.")

            ' Create a stream object. 
            Dim traceStream As FileStream
                traceStream = New FileStream( _
                    args(0), FileMode.Append, FileAccess.Write)
            Catch ex As Exception
                Console.WriteLine( _
                    "Error creating FileStream for trace file ""{0}"":" & _
                    vbCrLf & "{1}", args(0), ex.Message)
            End Try 

            ' Create a TextWriterTraceListener object that takes a stream. 
            Dim textListener As TextWriterTraceListener
            textListener = _
                New TextWriterTraceListener(traceStream, LISTENER_NAME)

            ' Write these messages only to the TextWriterTraceListener.
            textListener.WriteLine( _
                "This is trace listener named """ & textListener.Name & """")
            textListener.WriteLine( _
                "Trace written through a stream to: " & _
                vbCrLf & "    """ & args(0) & """")

            ' Write a message to all trace listeners.
            Trace.WriteLine(String.Format( _
                "This trace message written {0} to all listeners.", Now))

            ' Flush and close the output.
        End If 
    End Sub 
End Module

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The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0